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with the best possible outcome. here's how they did it. in the end they found dzhokhar tsarnaev hiding in a boat. a thermal imaging camera picked up as clear as die. the brothers were on the fed's radar, at least the older one was. the brother's father told kn he talked to him and were his sons capable of bombing the marathon? >> no way, he says. that's what the father says. i'm going to play you his interview in just a minute. another relative felt more strongly about that. you'll hear from the father brother's uncle. the big man was partying. we've got a crew on the u. mass dart mouth campus. where is dzhokhar tsarnaev now and is he going to make it? police say he is hurt bad. we're live from the hospital and we are going to find out if he is talking. first we're going to go candiotti. susan is in the area. police and fbi are still on the scene where you are. what are they looking for now. >> reporter: they're looking for evidence to build their case, anything that could help. any explosives residue to prove that he was helping to build homemade bombs. they're looking for any evidence that he
and the lone surviving suspect is 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev. he's in intensive care here at a boston hospital. and this morning there is new information, he is in fact communicating with investigators. meanwhile the city is coming together, trying to at least, preparing to move forward. holding a moment of silence at 2:50 p.m. eastern this afternoon. the moment the explosions rocked the world. newsroom special coverage of the boston bombings begins right now. good morning, i'm wolf blitzer reporting live from boston. we're following all of the latest developments here. some of the latest developments this monday morning in boston. charges could be filed as soon as today for the surviving suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev. officials say evidence recovered suggests, suggests, he and his brother were planning another attack. some 55 people remain hospitalized at multiple facilities throughout the boston area. as families mourn those killed, a funeral will be held this morning for krystle campbell and memorial service is scheduled later tonight for lingzi lu. and following a tense fr
in over several hours today. we're hearing more about what the surviving suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev is telling investigators. the 19-years-old claims no foreign terrorist groups were involved in the attack. they were self-radicalized jihadist. it was to defend islam. >>> meanwhile the fbi has to answer to congress today about it's handling of the bombing. did federal agents miss critical clues after interviewing tamerlan a few years ago. >>> this morning we heard from their mother obviously distraught over what happened. here is what she said. >> what's happened is a terrible thing. i know my kids had nothing to do with this. i know it. i am mother. i know my kids. i know my kids. really my kids would never get involved into anything like that. >> nick paton walsh is in dagestan with us. before i bring him in, i want to show a little bit of that interview. >> do you believe what he was told? >> they're being accused because they were muslims. nothing else. >> reporter: do you think they'll get a fair trial? >> i don't know. >> nick paton walsh joins me now. you also had a lengthy ph
. [ gunfire ] a hail of bullets rang out as the last suspect, 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev held off police in a watertown, massachusetts neighborhood in a backyard last night. we learned from university of massachusetts dartmouth officials, he was on campus every day until thursday, attending classes, parties in dorms during that period. now he is in custody in a boston hospital under heavy guard. we are also remembering four people who were killed, three at the marathon monday and the m.i.t. officer killed during a shootout with the two suspects. with the hunt over for the suspects, we are focusing on the full puzzle on cnn. how is it two brothers described by many as normal are suspected of horrific terrorist bombings. want to head to cnn's susan candiotti at the center of it all in watertown, massachusetts. so what has the watertown police chief been saying about the investigation and last night's take down, susan? >> reporter: hi, don. we are getting more details from the chief about what happened and just to show you that things are still happening out here, we can show you still have
are under way. the justice department says no federal charges will be filed today against dzhokhar tsarnaev in the boston attacks. when the charges are filed a justice department official says tsarnaev could be charged with both federal terrorism charges and state murder charges. tsarnaev is still listed in serious but stable condition and is unable to speak. we continue to learn more about tsarnaev's brother, tamerlan, who died in friday's shootout. last year, he created a youtube channel with links to videos by chechnyan radicals like this one seen here. then earlier today here in boston, worshippers at new england's largest catholic church gathered to remember those killed at the boston marathon and its violent aftermath. four large photos of the victims were prominently displayed behind four lit candles. at last check, 54 of the bombing victims are still in the hospital. let's get the very latest on the bombing investigation now. we have new details about the materials used to build those bombs and some fresh information about the tsarnaev family that is very high interest, very high in
in at the hospital where dzhokhar tsarnaev is listed in serious condition. the father of the bombing suspects tells cnn he's coming to the united states. he says his sons were framed and not responsible for the bombings. we were able to track down the father for the first time since the younger son was captured. nick payton walsh joins me. tell us about that encounter. >> absolutely. we have been waiting outside his apartment in dagestan. he drove past twice, but eventually stopped. it does appear the now deceased boston alleged bomber lived for six months last year. we went up to his car while he stopped and asked him a couple of questions. >> cnn. i'm so sorry. we just wanted to hear your story, that was all. it's a very difficult time for you. we just want to give you the chance to tell people how you feel about this. we don't really have a chance to properly hear all you have to say about the terrible circumstances you're in. your sons didn't do this? are you going to america? when will you leave? you will forgive me, sir. it's a difficult time, i'm just trying to do my job here. i understand.
expect, the younger brother, 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev. he's still being hospitalized. he's listed in steer eerious bu stable condition. an official says he has injuries to his throat and is unable to talk. he could be charged by federal prosecutors today right at his hospital bedside. wolf? >> that would be a pretty dramatic moment if in fact a judge or magistrate shows up at the beth israel deaconess medical center, goes to the bedside of this 19-year-old suspect and formally noichz him of what's going on as far as federal charges are concerned. >> it would indeed. >>> let's take a look at what else we know about the process, the justice department coming up with some formal charges. our crime and justice correspondent joe johns is monitoring this part of the story in washington for us. what are officials telling you, joe, what can we anticipate? >> well, first, on that point were you just making, the rules say that when a person's charged with a federal crime, they need to be informed as soon as practicable but it is not clear whether that would mean this suspect would have to b
the boston marathon bombers as brothers, tamerlan and dzhokhar tsarnaev. they are from a predominantly muslim region in russia. the 19-year-old brother believed to be extremely dangerous possibly armed with explosives on his person. unclear whether he was injured in the shoot outlast night in which his 26-year-old brother died. it's unclear whether he's injured and hiding somewhere and unable to move, whether he moved, they don't know right now. we're told that the brother was wearing explosives and a triggering device when he died which is why they're worried -- >> the older brother. >> the older brother. this is why they're worried the younger brother could be in a similar situation. this happened overnight and intensified. police say the suspects robbed a convenience store, shot and killed an m.i.t. police officer. i was on the air live when that happened last night, wolf. and as you know, it was no expectation at that time that there was any relation between the two things. but there ended up being. >> and when they heard of a convenience store robbery, stuff like that happens. >> right.
the massachusetts bay transit authority police who put the handcuffs on dzhokhar tsarnaev at the very end. they were pleased to have a chance to do that because it was one of their officers who was brian todd in watertown for us, excellent report. we continue to pray for healing and for comfort on the long road that lies ahead for every victim and their loved ones. this is dzhokhar tsarnaev inside an ambulance last night. now under heavy guard at a medical center where some of the people he allegedly harmed have also been receiving care. want to go to elizabeth cohen, she's outside the hospital. there are new details about his injuries since i last spoke with you. what do you know? >> these are very important details from deborah feyerick and susan candiotti. he has wounds to his throat. and this is very, very important. he is intubated and sedated. what that means is he has a tube going down his throat that's attached to a ventilator that breathes for him. often doctors will intubate someone and put them on a ventilator to take the strain away if a machine breathes for them. this explains why gover
see dzhokhar tsarnaev just after the murder of an m.i.t. police officer. >> first the headline from the suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev, we acted alone. a u.s. government source quotes the surviving suspect saying the older brother was the master mind and they had no international ties to terror groups. he also says the men were motivated by radical islam and the jihadist goal of waging a holy war. they learned to make their bombs from readily available instructions on the internet. deborah has the latest from new york. >> wolf, we can tell you investigators are painting a much fuller picture of the parents and the life this tamerlan tsarnaev was living. his pull here in the united states and his life over in the russian caucasus. what we can tell you this morning is that the m.i.t. officer that was shot to death did not radio into dispatch to request a description of the suspect and he did not alert dispatch he was responding to the two men who apparently came up to him totally unaware. he was shot four to five times according to a source. it took at least nearly 13 minutes to actually f
interview more about tamerlan and dzhokhar tsarnaev. shannon is driving us from washington. what did the uncle have to say today? >> wolf, his name is ruslan tsarni. today the uncle is speaking a different tune. i started the interview asking what's your reaction to the capture of your younger nephew. take a listen. >> i'm relieved. i'm relieved that he's alive and now there's a chance to find out who was behind it. who is the mentor and how possibly he could get involved and do this harm to innocent people. second of all, i stress that there's a chance for dzhokhar to speak forgiveness. >> when the older brother was a young child, the uncle actually had him in his care for a while and i asked the uncle about how he interacted and kept up with the older son for over the years. the uncle said in 2009 he had a conversation with the older brother, the older boy, and that he noticed a change in his voice where he was becoming more extreme in terms of his religious views. i asked him what he attributed that to. take a listen at how he described that. >> i called one of the gentleman livin
. they're the ones who hunted down and arrested dzhokhar tsarnaev. while they celebrated at fenway, police cars lined the streets today to pay respects to the m.i.t. officer killed thursday night allegedly by his brother. sean collier's body was delivered by motorcade to wilmington, massachusetts. tonight, new information about tsarnaev, straight from the hospital where he is in serious condition. if this bombing suspect has anything to say, lit have to wait. officials are saying that the 19-year-old college student has injuries to his throat and for now cannot talk. he was finally surrounded and taken down in a neighborhood in watertown, just outside of boston. but he did not go quietly. brian todd has details for you. >> reporter: as he was cornered, he engaged police with gunfire. it went on for several minutes and police lobbed in flash bang percussions to stun him. in the end, authorities showed their determination to catch the suspect live. listen to officers negotiate with him as he's holed up inside a boat. >> reporter: we snaked through alleys and back lots to get to withi
, dzhokhar tsarnaev. a naturalized u.s. citizen, 19 years old, considered extremely dangerous. the hunt is focused, but not confined to a series of communities west of boston proper, including cambridge and watertown. 21 hours since the photo was first released, dzhokhar named on the loose. his older brother, his alleged co-conspirator in the bombing at the marathon died early this morning in a clash with police from which the younger brother escaped. according to one law enforcement source, actually driving over his brother's body. here is the brother's uncle in an emotional plea delivered late this morning. >> i say dzhokhar, if you're alive, turn yourself in and ask for forgiveness. and the victims, from the injured and from those who left, ask for forgiveness from these people. >> we already obviously are learning a lot about these two suspects. we know that dzhokhar who is 19 years old, first came to the united states in 2002, he was 8 years old. his family, he came here on a tourist visa. we know with his mother and his -- at least with his mother. let's go back to the aunt now sp
. >> one lawmaker strongly against charging dzhokhar tsarnaev as an enemy combatant. adam schiff, a boston area. thank you for joining us. i'm sure your heart is going out to your native city here. so congressman, take us through this. should he be tried as an enemy of the united states, an enemy combatant? can he be prosecuted in that manner? >> well, i don't think we have really seen any evidence yet that would support treating him as an enemy combatant. this is somebody who is a u.s. citizen, arrested on u.s. soil for acts committed on u.s. soil. really far appeal from the paradigm of an enemy combatant, captured on an enemy battlefield. we don't have any evidence he's part of an al qaeda cell or been foreign directioned here. it's possible that could materialize but i think it is very hasty tore calling for his treatment as an enemy combatant. moreover, we haven't had much success in trying enemy combatants in our military commissions. criminal courts have been much more successful in the expeditious prosecution of terrorists. so this rush to want to proclaim him an enemy combatant and
for forgiveness. >> that's the 19-year-old, dzhokhar tsarnaev. >> and the uncle, it may have been hard for the viewers to understand everything he said. in addition to what chris was just reporting, he said my family has nothing to do with this family. he feels the shame that's associated with sort of thing. it's a shame on the entire community and the entire chechen community. >> he says his brother is the father of these two suspects. >> yes, the brother is the father of the two men. >> and the father is back over there. and he's living over here, obviously. the uncle is here in the united states. >>> deborah is in watertown right now. wa watch uing all of this unfold. set the scene for the viewers who may just be tuning in. >> reporter: this is an area that we got to just about 5:00 this morning. it was still dark before we arrived here. an entire perimeter was set up in a 20-block radius. we went to one location because it seemed there was a staging area. that staging area was where you see those lights. the traffic lights. there was activity there where you had a lot of law enforc
in on dzhokhar tsarnaev and he was finally taken down. >> when did you realize that this was going down, that you had the second suspect? >> it was late in the day. we had a report that we got from our citizens. we asked them to keep vigilant. we got the call. sounded like really good information. >> that person called and said, there's a guy in this boat in my back yard? >> that's right. >> and it looks like there's blood there. >> right. >> pick up the story. >> at that point, we had a couple thousand police officers on scene. the support we got from the state and from the region. we had the tactical people to be able to close that scene down and secure it. we did take our time to make sure that everybody was safe in the neighborhood. eventually we had to use some flash bangs to render the subject -- >> tell the viewers what a flash bang is. >> it's a loud compression that would stun somebody for a short period of time. we began negotiations, slowly over a 15, 20-minute period we were able to get them to stand up and show us that he didn't have a device on him. >> he's lying in this boat. he's
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